It got me tuned into rugs. They are expensive and often a bit hard to visualise in a space – making them quite stress-inducing to buy. So I was really impressed by the Plantation Rug Company's approach: don't just show us the rugs, show us some rooms. It really works, I am really inspired and now want to go out and buy rugs for every room in my house. They are very well priced, too...
|Freddie (also comes in red, taupe, black and gold) 100% wool, from £100 for 120cm x 170cm|
It is brilliant to see strong patterns and colours like the ones above and below in situ. Sometimes you really need furniture to be able to imagine it in your own context...
|Leaf, 100% wool, from £150 for 120cm x 170cm|
|Shetland, 100% wool, from £150 for 70cm x 140cm|
...or unexpected contrasts to spark a new idea for a room...
|Lily, 100% wool, from £225 for 120cm x 170cm|
|Nomadic, 100% wool, from £225 for 120cm x 180cm (or £150 for the 120cm circular version)|
...and I love how the skilled styling has made me look at rugs I might not otherwise consider as designs I could incorporate into my own rooms. I'd have walked straight past this one, I reckon. But it's actually quite good.
Ooh, and a gold star for anyone who spots the renowned designer whose house is used in one of these shots.
By the way, I have now got lots of before and after pictures of the Berlin flat to post up. They are coming soon.